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Research on America’s first six months battling the coronavirus has doctors and mental health experts alarmed. It shows dramatic increases in domestic violence, substance abuse, depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts for women.

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It is a message often heard and always understood — distracted driving endangers all on the road — but sometimes we need a reminder. That is the message behind a new campaign from Molly Welch, an Alpharetta native and founder of distracted driving awareness group A Second Later.

NORTH FULTON, Ga. — North Point Community Church will hold a book drive Oct. 8-11 to benefit underserved students within the Fulton County School District. Collection bins will be available to drop off new and gently used children’s books outside the church at 4350 North Point Parkway in Alp…

Every second took on life-or-death consequence when Nicole Tetreault collapsed in a local gym last month. But a team of residents stepped up to save the 37-year-old Alpharetta woman’s life when she suddenly went into a cardiac arrest while working out at an Orangetheory Fitness center.

Food banks across the state have seen a 40 percent increase in demand over the past six months, according to officials from statewide relief organizations. The need for supplies has skyrocketed as unemployment remains high and coronavirus has restricted access to school lunches and other programs that ordinarily provide meals for children.

MILTON, Ga. — The City of Milton and the LRJ Foundation joined forces to host a mental wellness webinar Sept. 10, World Suicide Prevention Day. It was the second year the city has partnered with a mental wellness organization for a similar event.

Reagan Berube and Zoe Johnson, 7th graders at Northwestern Middle School, and members of Girl Scout Troop 14471 recently completed their Silver Award project by constructing a little library at the Broadwell Pavilion. Books for the library were donated by the Six Hills subdivision in Milton.

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — FurKids’ new van will be significant for many, for those with four legs transported from kill shelters to the organization’s new headquarters off Union Hill Road, for all the people who care for and adopt those new companions. Emblazoned on the sides of this new van is …

MILTON, Ga. — Cambridge Theatre will host its Paint Recycling Fundraiser Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the school’s front parking lot. Socially distanced drop-off stations will in place and masks and gloves will be worn by those accepting paint.

ROSWELL, Ga. — The Roswell North Elementary School Foundation has announced its inaugural Golf Fore RNEF Classic, to be held Monday, August 31 at Brookfield Country Club. The event is set to kick off fundraising efforts for the 2020-2021 school year at Roswell North Elementary, now in its 11…

ROSWELL, Ga. — North Fulton Community Charities has named Marten Jallad the new director of operations. In his role, Jallad will oversee all operations and lead the facilities management and thrift shop teams.

ROSWELL, Ga. — Roswell wants to hear from its citizens on the city’s future.The city is in the public input stage of its 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The comprehensive plan is a high-level planning document that seeks to unify the direction and policy of economic development, housing, transporta…